• Short Summary

    Boys from Eton school wade through stream on cross country run .

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Windsor. Eton College Steeplechases. Every boy must go through or over - (most go through) the famous water jump. The last time it was cleared was in 1924!"

    Eton College Public School, Near Windsor, Berkshire.

    Schoolboys in shorts, lined up in field for start of race. Teacher or prefect (wearing long scarf) calls them to their marks and then fires a starting pistol (Sound cuts out).

    The boys start on a cross country run. Closer shot of boys running.

    Boys go through a wide stream. Lots of boys stand and watch. Many of them are wearing the traditional top hat and tails of Eton schoolboys. The boys continue running after they come out of the water.

    Different angle looking over crowd of boys, many wearing school caps. The runners jump into the stream and come out the other side looking very wet.

    C/U Pan of one wet runner as he emerges from the stream. He crosses the finishing line. One of the runners is lying exhausted on the ground.

    (Sound track only available for early part of the story)

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    663.38
    Media URN:
    4807
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:03:00 / 01:47:08:00
    Canister:
    32/15

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